Puppy Scent Work
Your puppy has an amazing sense of smell. They also seem to have an endless supply of energy! Why not give them a game they can play that will tap into that nose of theirs, give them a mental and physical outlet and help build their confidence?! Scent Work will help you achieve all of this and more!
Scent Work is the civilian version of what police and military dogs do out in the field. While we will not be finding bad guys, bombs or drugs, we will be working to help our puppies use their amazing sense of smell of work out various odor puzzles.
In this 6-week course, we will have your puppy find food, otherwise known as primary, in a variety of container and interior searches.
Similiar to our Introduction to Scent Work course offered through Scent Work University, this course will break down the exercises even further, introducing play breaks to ensure your puppy doesn't get overwhelmed and walk you through how to ensure your puppy doesn't make any unintended associations during their fear periods.
Meet Your Instructor
Dianna L. Santos
Owner and Lead Instructor
AKC Scent Work Judge
USCSS Judge and CSD
AKC CGC Evaluator
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor
President, Online Dog Training University, Inc.
President, Cyber Scent Work, Inc.
Should I Take This Course
Do you have a puppy? This course can be a wonderful way to give build their confidence, work them out mentally without straining them physically.
Are you interested in eventually competing? A solid foundation is key. Whether you want to compete in a NACSW™ trial down the road, or with AKC, UKC, USCSS, PSD, C-WAGS or SDDA, the principles covered in this course will get you started right!
Do you just want to do something fun with your puppy? Scent Work is where it is at! Easy. Fun. Engaging. Simple. No burdensome or heavy equipment to buy. No need to stress about the amount of time it takes. 5-15 minutes a day, two or three times a week. That's it.
What You Will Need for This Course
flat or martingale collar
front-clip harness (optional)
10'-15' long line
LOTS of small, soft and yummy treats
10-15 boxes of various sizes
4 lids (from a yogurt container or something similar)
Sniffing for Treats
Assessing and Building Confidence
Introduction to Elevation Hides
2 Hides, 4 Hides, 6 Hides WOW
Container v. Interior Searches
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